AEE 515: Oh My Gosh! Oh Man! Oh Boy! Why You Need Emotion in Your English Conversations

express emotions in English, interjections

Do you know how to show your emotion in English?

Today we give you a bunch of phrases and expressions that are useful to show your emotion and connect with native speakers in real English conversations.

“Hope you are doing well. I am a regular listener and I have been listening for the last 8 months. I have a question for you. Which phrase among these is the most common: oh my God, oh God, Oh my gosh, Oh gosh, Oh boy, boy!

Do they all mean the same or is there any difference between them?”

– Mayunk, India

 

All of these phrases are used to express yourself without using serious or more extensive vocabulary.

These phrases help you express your surprise or to show emotion.

It shows that what is being said is important.

They can also be used to show others that you are hearing them when they are talking.

 

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Other ways to show your surprise:

  • Oh man
  • Man
  • Jeez
  • Wow
  • Woah

 

Try using these expressions in your conversation to support the speaker.

Watch your connections get stronger when you use the right words!

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